Working Towards Circularity in Textiles | Webinar

28th September, 13.15-14.45 EET (12.15-13.45 CET)

Circular economy is set to become the new normal in the fashion and textile sectors in the near future. This will change the way we design, manufacture, and consume textiles and fashion garments.

This will also change the business logic, as producers’ responsibility will be extended to cover every stage of a garments’ lifecycle, including end of life. This will result in products being taken back and returned into an effective material recycling system, resulting in end of use textiles becoming valuable raw material for fibre production. This change requires new knowledge, new technologies, new ways of partnering and industrial ecosystems.

In this webinar, we will explore the current situation and an outlook for the future: What are the biggest challenges and opportunities for textiles and circular practices? The webinar is moderated by Professor Kirsi Niinimäki.


13:15-13:20 Introduction /Kirsi Niinimäki, Aalto University

13:20-13:40 Dolly Vellanki, Innovation Associate, Fashion For Good

13:40-14:00 Josse Kunst, Chief Commercial Officer, CuRe Technology

14:00-14:20 Paula Sarsama, Program Manager, Infinited Fiber Company

14:20-14:45 Q&A with all speakers


Dolly Vellanki will share lessons learned from the Sorting for Circularity project series and give insight into regulation and policy around sorting and recycling of textiles.

Josse Kunst will talk about the current state of the chemical recycling of synthetic fibres, focusing on polyester and polyamide.

Paula Sarsama will discuss the developments in the chemical recycling of cotton.

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The webinar is organised in collaboration with New Cotton Project and T-REX Project.